Local Government Finance

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 6:24 pm on 3rd February 2010.

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Photo of Neil Turner Neil Turner Labour, Wigan 6:24 pm, 3rd February 2010

I look at the figures for Mole Valley and I see that it will receive 30 per cent. more than the formula funding says that it should get in 2008-09, dropping to 21 per cent. more next year. How can the hon. Gentleman justify any increase above the floor when the council already receives so much more than it is entitled to? Moreover, half of the super-output areas in Mole Valley are in the top 10 per cent. most affluent in the country.

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